Desert Blue

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Desert Blue
Desert blue.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Morgan J. Freeman
Produced by Michael Burns
Nadia Leonelli
Andrea Sperling
Executive producer
Marc Butan
Leanna Creel
Kip Hagopian
Gill Holland
Written by Morgan J. Freeman
Starring Brendan Sexton III
Kate Hudson
Casey Affleck
Sara Gilbert
Christina Ricci
Nate Moore
John Heard
Music by Vytas Nagisetty
Cinematography Enrique Chediak
Edited by Sabine Hoffmann
Distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films LLC
Release dates September 12, 1998
Running time 90 minutes
Country  United States
Language English

Desert Blue is a 1998 American comedy/drama film written and directed by Morgan J. Freeman and starring Brendan Sexton III, Kate Hudson, Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck, Sara Gilbert, and John Heard.[1]

The story centers on a rising Hollywood starlet (Hudson) who becomes "marooned" in a small desert town while on a roadtrip with her father. There, she gets to know the town's rather eccentric residents, including one (Ricci) whose hobby is pipe bombs and another (Sexton) who is trying to carry out his father's dream of building a waterpark in the desert.


Liev Schreiber makes a small (audio) appearance as the voice of Mickey Moonday. The B-52's lead singer Fred Schneider provides the voice of a radio DJ that is, apparently, the only media in the film's fictional location.


The soundtrack features songs by The Candyskins, Rilo Kiley, Janis Ian, and others.


Scenes were filmed in Goldfield, Nevada to portray the fictional small town.


  1. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (1998). "Desert Blue". The New York Times. 

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